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candidates. president obama tried out his closing campaign argument in del rey beach. charging romney can't be trusted. >> everything he is doing right now is to hide his real positions and try to win this election. and florida, you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: but at the debate, the president did. >> both at home and abroad he has proposed wrong and reckless policies. >> reporter: he mocked mitt romney's concerns about a shrinking u.s. navy. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> reporter: that angered the previous obama opponent. >> he seem to take these cheap shots. that's not presidential. >> reporter: but former governor romney health his ground. >> i don't see our influence growing around the world. i see our influence receding. >> reporter: and republicans in florida were pleased. >> i think mitt romney had a tactical decision to look presidential, look above the fray. that was obviously an appeal toward moderate women and independents in general. >> reporter: still, outside the obama event today, a floridian w
abortion in cases of rape. the comments of some republicans including mitt romney distancing themselves for a candidate for the senate. that candidate is still standing by what he said. >> yes, he is. this is not how you meant to say it, but putt, yoyou're right, h what he said. >> i came to realize life is a gift from god. i think even when life begins this that horrible situation of rape, that it is something god intended to happen. >> that is mourdock in his debate. the most closely watched senate races in the country. mourdock said he can't stand sexual violence and hopes people understand that, but thinks people have twisted his message. >> life is precious. i abhor violence and i'm confident god abhors violence and rape. i apologize if they came away and certainly have been humbled by the fact that so many people think that that somehow was an interpretation. for those who want to kind of twist the comments and to use them for partisan political gain, i think that's what's wrong with washington these days. >> mitt romney officially endorsed mourdock a few days ago, but a romney sp
the presidential race could not be any closer. it all could come down to tonight. president obama and mitt romney will face off in their third and final debate. both candidates will be trying to break the tie. the debate will be taking place tonight at lynn university in boca raton, florida. that's where steve handelsman joins us. >> reporter: we've already got a surprise here at boca, jim, in terms of what we expect from the debate. you said it, it could come down to this debate. just a few months ago, nobody figured that. this was shaping up as either lopsided, after all, any president has more experience in foreign affairs, and not a sleeper, but not anymore. and in this stays it makes it all the more a high stakes drama. president obama arrived in florida trailing by 2%, down five points since the first debate. >> florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: national hi now it's a tie. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win election. >> reporter: governor romney will be in the clash or foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya charging the
in economic growth. but mitt romney and president obama argued over whether the glass is half full or half empty. steve handelsman joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. steve? >> reporter: pat, thanks, good evening. a reminder, no republican has ever won the white house without winning ohio. and this year's nominees campaigning like he thinks that's still the rule. mitt romney took a break from his ohio marathon and went to iowa. >> we're going to create 12 million new jobs in just four years. we'll see rising take-home pay. and we'll get america's economy growing at 4% a year, more than double this year's rate. >> reporter: the former governor has improved his poll numbers because, since the first debate, more voters like him. >> mitt romney used to be upside down in terms of his likability. that's no longer the case. >> reporter: back in lebanon, ohio, a pretty town in the key swing state -- >> that's true. >> reporter: -- these sisters sell furniture. kathy voted for barack obama in '08 but decided to switch after she went to see mitt romney. >> i believed his promises, and t
. mitt romney campaigned across his must-win state of ohio. and president obama is barn storming the swing states today. steve handelsman is following both sides on this busy day and joins us from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: jim, thanks. it's tough and exhausting, and it's continuing at this hour. mitt romney soldiering through, buoyed up by his rise in the polls. barack obama is making his marathon effort part of his message. president obama started the day hoarse. he's been in iowa, on the "tonight show" in l.a., in nevada for a late rally, then to air force one, a call to colin powell after the general endorsed the president on cbs. >> i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. >> reporter: at 9:00 a.m. florida, the biggest swing state where the president trails by two points -- >> i've got a plan that will actually create jobs. and unlike mitt romney, i'm proud to talk about that plan. >> reporter: the race in virginia is still tied. nationwide, the obama lead with women has disappeared. he's reminding them that a republican senate candidate tuesday
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